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Family: OnagraceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: RedLeaf Colour: White/cream variegatedPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 1.2m to 1.8m (4' to 6')RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden MeritPot Size: 1.4L
Very pretty silvery-cream variegated grey leaves and the typical elegant red and purple dangling flowers all summer and into autumn. Hardy in drained soil in a sheltered spot.
As the gracilis part of the name suggests this is a lovely elegant plant with slender leaves and flowers and a delicate looking arching habit. When grown as a free standing or wall shrub it can easily get to 1.5m.
An old favourite and always worth a place unless you are in the very coldest location. It's survived here in a real frost pocket and still comes back to flower by July! In a sheltered garden or a mild winter in can be somewhat evergreen or re-grow from the shrubby stems, in a cold spot it may have to come back from ground level each year. Do not prune until the new growth is starting in mid-spring.
Occasionally reverts a little but easy to pinch out the green bits.
Fuchsia magellanica var. gracilis was introduced from Chile in 1822, 'Versicolor' is a sport from it.